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Weekend Events: Easter on Parade, Family Easter at Maymont and Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter

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Easter On Parade, Easter Sunday, April 5th, 1-5pm on Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues, free admission. Don't forget to wear your Easter Bonnet and your pets too, the event highlight is the Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases at 3 & 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts main Stage at Allen Avenue, for details visit venturerichmond.com.

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont, it's spring time and one of Richmond's family traditions, Saturday April 4th, 10am - 3pm at the Carriage House Lawn, Easter The Easter Bunny, Easter Egg Hunts, games, live entertainment, ziplines, rock climbing wall, carriage rides and more. Details http://www.maymont.org.

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Saturday, April 4 & Sunday, April 5th, 1-4pm. Meet and pose with Peter Rabbit, Richmond concert Band performs on Saturday, make a spring hat in the children's garden, have lunch in the garden cafe or stop by the garden shop and new this year Story Tree/Book, picnic baskets with a blanket, book and activity to use while at the garden,  more details call 804-262-9887  or visit http://www.lewisginter.org.

And in honor of National Kite Month Henrico Parks and Recreation has designated Saturday, April 4th as Kite Day in Dorey Park. The festival starts at 10am and ends at 1pm, you can fly kites, jump on the moon bounces, visit food trucks, listen to music and get a free kite while supplies last. Dorey Park is at 2999 Darbytown Road in Easter Henrico. For more details visit http://www.henrico.us/us/rec.

Richmond's Journey, from the End of Slavery and Civil War to Today! This April marks the 150th anniversary of a transformative moment in our nation’s history. The fall of Richmond on April 3, 1865, foreshadowed the end of the Civil War and almost 250 years of American slavery, reunification of the United States, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for 4 million African-Americans. A series of diverse and powerful programs are taking place through April 4th. A collaborative effort of Richmond’s historical societies, museums, national parks, tourism offices, commissions, and cultural organizations, the four-day commemoration features special illuminations, programs, and tours of the city’s historic areas, allowing visitors to join in Richmond’s Journey: walking in the footsteps of those who made history 150 years ago and reflecting on what past events mean to us, as a nation, today. The HistoryMobile will be a key part of the commemorative experience at the Capitol on April 4th. The full event schedule is available at http://www.RichmondsJourney.org. More information on the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile and the initiatives of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission can be found at http://www.VirginiaCivilWar.org. For information on visiting Civil War sites throughout Virginia go to http://www.Virginia.org/CivilWar. The full schedule will be available http://www.OnToRichmond.com and http://www.RichmondsJourney.org. Most programs and tours begin on the grounds of the Virginia Capitol.

 "Black & White Affair Charity Benefit, sponsored by the KLM Foundation, helping students with their book expenses. Saturday, April 4th, 8pm - midnight at The Children's Museum Central, 2626 West Broad Street and featuring DJ FLAVA, Heavy Hors d'oeuvres, gaming, raffles, door prizes, food served from 8pm - 9:30pm. Advance tickets $30 or 2/$50, at the door $35. For details visit http://www.TheBlackandWhiteAffair.com.

"Bound & Gagged" bound by fear, gagged by love, a stage play by Shannon Whren bringing awareness to domestic violence. Bound & Gagged features 100 Voices United Community Choir, Gospel Artists Tye Tribbett, Ann Nesby, Tony Grant, Trisha Mann-Grant, Lisa Smelser-Hernandez and Muneeb Butt, Saturday, April 4th at 3pm & 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 East Grace Street. Tickets available at Richmond CenterStage and Altria Theater Box Offices, online at richmondcenterstage.com, etix or charge by phone 800-514-ETIX.

Broadway In Richmond 2015-2016 Season: Disney’s Newsies – November 3 - 8, 2015 ALTRIA THEATER; Ragtime – November 27 – 28, 2015 ALTRIA THEATER; Motown The Musical – January 5 - 10 , 2016 ALTRIA THEATER; Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – February 26 – 27, 2016 ALTRIA THEATER; Disney’s The Lion King – April 19 – May 8, 2016 ALTRIA THEATER.
Subscriptions for the 2015-2016 Season will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 16 at (804) 592-3401 and BroadwayInRichmond.com. Patrons may also purchase group tickets by calling (804) 592-3401 Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Subscribe and see all five shows this season for as low as $215.00. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale as each performance date approaches.

Chesterfield County Library hosts "Exploring Human Origins: What Does it Mean to Be Human?"opens March 31 to April 27 at the Central Library. The 12,00 square-foot exhibition will be accompanied by a series of free library programs, including presentations by Smithsonian Scientists. For details visit http://www.ala.org/programming/humanorigins.

Future Events: The Greater Richmond Arc's annual Ladybug Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, April 11, 6-9:30pm at Richmond Raceway Complex's Torque Club. Wines, craft beers, a silent auction, advance tickets $80, at the door $90, details http://www.richmondarc.org or call 804-358-1874.

Church Hill Prom for Grown Folks at the Robinson Theater, 2903 Q Street, Church Hill, Saturday, April 11, 7pm - midnight. Benefits Richmond Cycling Corps, started the Armstrong High School Cycling Team, the nation's only inner-city school cycling team,  advance tickets $35, for details http://www.churchhillprom.com.

A Celebration of the Vine, hosted by Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, April 11th, 11am - 6pm, The Millworks, 13872 Coalfield Parkway, Midlothian, for details visit http://www.acelebrationofthevine.com.

Richmond Jazz Society's Guest Educators Series presents Steve Wilson & Wilsonian's Grain, Tuesday, April 7th 2 shows 7pm & 9:15pm at Capital Ale Hose, Downtown Music Hall, advance tickets $25, day of show $30, for details visit http://www.vajazz.org or call 804-643-1972.